Galatasaray’s women lose to Yamamay in CEV Cup

Galatasaray’s women lose to Yamamay in CEV Cup

Galatasaray’s women lose to Yamamay in CEV Cup

Galatasaray women’s volleyball team members pose with their silver medals. AA photo

Galatasaray women’s volleyball team lost in the golden set to Yamamay Busto Arsisizo, in the return game of the CEV Volleyball Cup final, failing to topple Italy from its supreme position in the sport.

Yamamay won 3:1 (25-19, 25-13, 23-25, 25-23, 15-9) over Galatasaray, taking the CEV Cup trophy to Italy for the fifth time in a row. It was the second trophy for the club, which first claimed the CEV Cup in 2010 in Baku.

Accompanied by 5,000 supporters who never stopped cheering, Yamamay’s players dominated the scene in the final set of the game.

Overcoming defeat

“If you win in front of such an audience as we had tonight, well, it really feels special,” said head coach Carlo Parisi. “I have to congratulate my players because they started very aggressively and they quickly forgot the defeat we had suffered some days ago in Turkey. This is a well-deserved win which comes at the end of a very long and difficult campaign”.

“We played with glowing hearts,” added team captain Francesca Marcon, “as we have been doing throughout this memorable season. We have claimed the national cup and the CEV Cup, and now we will complete our showcase by also taking the national league.”

“I feel disappointed, because we never found our way into the game” said Galatasaray’s Eleonora Lo Bianco, “but Yamamay fully deserved to win tonight.”